Nominees and friends packed into Galvanize on December 5 for the 2013 Westword Web Awards, Westword's annual celebration of the most interesting Denverites on the Internet. With MC Jordan Doll at the helm, we handed out 21 awards across four categories, from the Best Music Video to the Best Politician on Social Media, all chosen by our readers, plus one special achievement award.
Read on for a full list of the winners and nominees.
Best Local Music Act on Social Media: Wheelchair Sports Camp Nominees: Joy Subtraction, Magic Cyclops, Sole, Mane Rok Best Band Website: Big Head Todd and the Monsters Nominees: FaceMan, My Body Sings Electric, Pretty Lights, The Yawpers Best Club or Venue on Social Media: The Ogden Theatre Nominees: Beta, Vinyl, Summit Music Hall, The Fox TheatreBest Music Video: The Royal -- "Creatures of the Night"Nominees: Bop Skizzum - "Do Me Like That"; Ian Cooke - "Cassowary and Fruit Bat"; Foxfield Four - "Money"; Manufactured Superstars - "Zombies in Love"
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Best Artist on Social Media: Andrew Novick Nominees: Mario Zoots, Adam Milner, Alex Fiedler, Denver Streetheart Continue for more nominees and winners of the 2013 Westword Web Awards. Best Arts Nonprofit on Social Media: Denver Art Museum Nominees: MCA Denver, Denver Art Matters, Denver Center Theatre Company, CSO Best TV, Podcast, or Radio Personality on Social Media: Alisha Sweeney Nominees: Corey Jones, The Untitled Art Show, Narrators Podcast Best Comedian on Social Media: Jodee Champion Nominees: Jordan Doll, Sam Tallent, Andrew Orvedahl, Kevin O'Brien Best Chef on Social Media: Frank Bonanno Nominees: Lon Symensma, Elise Wiggins, Chris Cina Best Bartender on Social Media: Anika Zappe Nominees: Bryan Dayton, Sean Kenyon, Matty Clark, Aaron Howell Continue for more nominees and winners of the 2013 Westword Web Awards. Best Diner on Social Media: milehighgotham Nominees: FORK Social Lab, Denver Cuisine, Jess Hunter, Eric Elkins, A.K.A. The Dating Dad Best Restaurant or Food Truck on Social Media: Caveman Cafeteria Nominees: Tom's Home Cookin', Pink Tank, SubCulture Best Restaurant Website: Biker Jim's Nominees: Squeaky Bean, Izakaya Den, Coohills, Euclid Hall Best Cause on Social Media: Denver Eye Nominees: Chive, Center for Western Priorities, Mike Marchant, Thinking Outside the Cage Best Politician on Social Media: Jared Polis Nominees: Scott Gessler, Morgan Carroll, Ken Gordon, Andrew Romanoff Continue for more nominees and winners of the 2013 Westword Web Awards. Best Marijuana Dispensary/Activist on Social Media: Denver Relief Nominees: Pink House, Platte River, The Clinic Best Journalist on Social Media: Kyle Clark Nominees: Kristen Wyatt, Todd Shepherd, Megan Verlee, Beth Bartell Best Sports Blog: South Stands Denver Nominees: Denver Stiffs, Purple Row Best Westword Commenter: Denverdiner Nominees: Mark897, maxplanck, foodcrazy, Dave Barnes Best Government Agency on Social Media: Colorado Department of Transportation Nominees: Denver Department of Public Works, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, RTD, Denver Police Department Continue for more nominees and winners of the 2013 Westword Web Awards. Best Athlete on Social Media: Eric Decker Nominees: Duke Ihenacho, JaVale McGee, Kenneth Faried, Dexter Fowler
Special Achievement Award: Lakewood High School